AUSTRALIAN Group One winner Let It Ride remains unbeaten in the United States.
Having his sixth start since arriving in the northern hemisphere, Let It Ride stopped the clock in 1:52.1 after beginning from barrier eight in last night’s $30,000 Open Handicap Pace at Yonkers Raceway.
Let It Ride had regular pilot Dexter Dunn at the controls, and Dunn floated away from the outside draw, landing a seat in sixth in the first turn.
Meanwhile, Bettor Memories shot to the lead from the pole position and cut the opening quarter in 27 seconds.
Bettor Memories continued to show the way to the 56.3 half-mile marker, but Hesa Kingslayer went first-over from fifth just prior to that marker, giving Let It Ride cover to track.
Bettor Memories remained in the lead at the 1:24.3 three-quarters and was able to keep Hesa Kingslayer at bay around the far turn as well, but Dunn turned Let It Ride loose three-wide before they entered the stretch, and he would out-finish his competition while not asked by Dunn, winning by a comfortable length.
Speed Man, a New Zealand import driven by Scott Zeron, slid out off the cones to follow Let It Ride after three-quarters and wound up closing for second at 99-1, while Hesa Kingslayer came in third, giving the race an all Kiwi-bred trifecta.
An 8-year-old gelding by Rock N Roll Heaven, Let It Ride is trained by Nifty Norman for owner Enzed Racing Stable Inc.
A dual Group One winner in Australia for champion horseman Tim Butt, Let it Ride has a record of 24 wins and 14 placings from 60 starts and has earned $375,959.
- YONKERS MEDIA